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Elizabeth Cleer Osgood (Clere)

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Probably England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Salisbury, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Clere and Wife of John Clere
Wife of William Osgood, I
Mother of Elizabeth Quimby; William Osgood, Jr., twin; John Osgood; Mary Currier; Sarah Sargent and 2 others
Sister of Katherine Clere

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About Elizabeth Cleer Osgood




'Elizabeth CLERE

was born in 1612 in Greenwich, Kent, England. 

She died in 1712 at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.


John CLERE and Mrs John CLERE.


William OSGOOD.

William OSGOOD and Elizabeth CLERE were married in 1632 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Children were:

Elizabeth OSGOOD, Joanna OSGOOD, William OSGOOD (twin), John OSGOOD (twin),


William Osgood and Elizabeth Clere Osgood · 8 October 2013 · William Osgood The Osgood Genealogy edited by Eben Putnam, Salem, Mass in 1894, speaks of William Osgood as follows:

“He was the youngest of three emigrant Osgoods: Christopher, John and William. He came to this country with the family of the emigrant John, in the ship “Confidence”, which sailed from Southampton, England, 11 Apr 1638. The family of John consisted of wife, Sarah and four children born in England. William may have served as protector to John’s family as the father was already in New England, judging of the country. The first mention of William in America was that of his building a barn for John Spencer of Newbury, Mass in 1640. John settled first in Newbury and William no doubt made his home with John’s family, as we have no account that he was married at this time. He was a millwright and carpenter. He and his associates, in prospecting the valley of the Merrimack for a place to locate, heard the sound of waterfalls at a distance, went in that direction and came to falls on the Powow River, not far from its junction with the Merrimack. The place being favorable for a mill site, he located there and built and owned the first mill in Salisbury, which long retained the name of “Osgood’s Mills”.

These mills were built where now stand the Salisbury factories. He was one of the proprietors of Salisbury in 1640, and had a grant of land on each side of the Powow extending from its juncture with the Merrimack back half a mile, embracing a large portion of the land on which stands the settlement of Salisbury and Amesbury Mills. This homestead farm contained a six-acre lot on Round Hill in Salisbury besides which he owned other tracts of land.”

The Last Will and Testament of William Osgood of Salisbury, Essex Co., Mass.

In the name of God, Amen. I William Osgood Senior of the town of Salisbury in the county of Essex, in his Majesty’s Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, being weak of body, but through the goodness of God of sound and disposing memory and understanding, Do make this my last Will and testament, in manner and form following,

First and principally I commend my soul to God who gave it, and my body to the dust from whence it was taken, decently to be buried, with christian burial, at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named, in hopes of a joyful Resurrection to life eternal at the last day, through the perfect merits of Christ my Redeemer. Nextly, as for my worldly goods and Estate, after payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses, I dispose of as followeth viz:

Imprimis - I give and bequeath unto my son William Osgood one hundred acres of my six score acre lot lying in the township of Salisbury above said at a place commonly called “Round Hill”., as also my dwelling house and land adjoining, or homestead, and my tide meadow lot and my lot of salt meadow lying near a place commonly called Munday’s Pond, as also a full and complete half of all my other meadows, except that which is in a place in Salisbury commonly called the “higly piglys”, during the term of his natural life, and unto Abigail his now wife, if she survive him, during the time of her remaining his widow, and upon the expiration of the above said terms, unto the sons of the said William Osgood my son in equal proportion, To have and to hold to themselves their heirs or assigns forever. Also I give unto my said son William Osood the one half of my grist mill with the privileges thereunto belonging during the term of his natural life.

Item - I give and bequeath unto my grandson John Osgood son of my said son John Osgood deceased, twenty acres of upland lying in the upper end of my six score acre lot, called “Round Hill” lot on the condition that he leave a convenient high way, next unto land of Ensign William Allen for the use of those, who shall hereafter possess that other of said six score acre lot by lawful derived title from me, or my heirs, as also that he pay or cause to be paid and delivered unto his sister Hannah Osgood or her order within the town of Salisbury in some good and merchantable pay at price current and merchantable the full and just sum of four pounds within one year next after my decease, which together with the above mentioned four pounds to be paid by his brother William, I give unto her for a Legacy.

Item. I give and bequeath unto grandson Thomas Quimby son of my daughter Elizabeth Quimby deceased (as a Legacy), forty shillings in good pay, to be disposed of for his use out of my part of the rent which shall be due to me from or out of the income of the fulling mill which Benjamin Eastman Senior is about to build at the discretion of said Benjamin Eastman.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Joanna wife of Robert Jones of Amesbury the one half of my fresh meadow lying in Salisbury at a place commonly called “bugs-mow”, as also a lot of upland which I had by execution upon judgment in Court obtained against widow Mary Challis administratrix to the Estate of her once husband Phillip Watson Challis deceased, lying in Amesbury, at a place commonly called “Thorn Hill”.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter in law Abigail now wife of my son William Osgood all my house hold goods of what sort or kind soever they be.

Item. All the rest of my lands, meadows, goods and estate whatsoever, not herein before bequeathed, after my debts and funeral discharged as above said, I do give and bequeath unto my loving son-in-law, Thomas Currier Senior of Amesbury, who I make and appoint sole executor of this my last Will and testament to take care that it be in all respects and particulars punctually observed and fulfilled. And hereby revoking all other Wills by me heretofore made I William Osgood Senior do subscribe, seal and acknowledge the contents of this instrument to be my last Will and testament this 15th day of March in the twelfth year of the reign of our sovereign Lord William the third, by the grace of God of England, Scotland and King, Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred. Signed and Published in the presence of Thomas Morrill Nathaniel Eastman Benjamin Eastman William Osgood

                                                                His mark and seal

William Osgood in 1697 deeded to this daughter Mary, then the wife of Thomas Currier, one fourth of a sawmill in Salisbury; the "Old Sawmill", so called, on

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Elizabeth Cleer Osgood's Timeline

Probably England, (Present UK)
Age 31
Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
October 8, 1648
Age 36
Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
October 8, 1648
Age 36
Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
March 3, 1650
Age 38
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
February 7, 1652
Age 40
Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
December 2, 1656
Age 44
Salisbury, Essex, MA
February 12, 1659
Age 47
Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Age 75
Salisbury, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
June 30, 1931
Age 75